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James S. Wadsworth

 
 
James S. Wadsworth Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 10, 2007
1. James S. Wadsworth Memorial
Inscription.
Brigadier General and Brevet Major General
United States Volunteers
commanding the 4th Division
V Corps Army of the Potomac
was mortally wounded near this spot
May 6, 1864 and died two days later
in the field hospital of Hillís
Confederate Corps:
He fell attempting desperately to
resist a Confederate advance which
threatened the strategic Plank-
Brock Road intersection.

 
Location. 38° 17.706′ N, 77° 43.091′ W. Marker is in Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Orange Plank Road (County Route 621) and Wilderness Park Drive, on the left when traveling east on Orange Plank Road. Touch for map. Monument is in the Wilderness Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilderness Campaign (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. James D. Nance (approx. ľ mile away); Burying the Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flank Attack! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Longstreet Felled (approx. 0.3 miles away); Widow Tappís Field
Wadsworth Wounding Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 10, 2007
2. Wadsworth Wounding Monument
This monument marks the place where Gen. James Wadsworth was mortally wounded as he defended against a Confederate flank attack on May 6, 1864, during the Battle of the Wilderness.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Crisis in Tapp Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Texans Attack (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
More about this marker. The pull off for the monument accommodates only two or three vehicles safely. The section of road is often heavy with traffic, so caution is urged when visiting. Visitors are urged to walk to the site after parking at either stop six (Widow Tapp Farm) or seven (Longstreet's Wounding).
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of the Wilderness. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. James S. Wadsworth. From virtual American biographies. General Wadsworth served with distinction on many battlefields, most notably the first day at Gettysburg. (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Monument as Seen from the Roadside Pull Off image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
3. Monument as Seen from the Roadside Pull Off
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,278 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on March 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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